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Space agencies focus on their Gateway roles

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Not everyone has signed on the dotted line to join NASA’s plan to start sending astronauts to the moon in 2024 via an outpost in lunar orbit known as the Gateway, but the world’s leading space agencies … Continue reading

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NASA’s chief talks about space station handover

For months, the White House has been talking about transitioning the International Space Station to commercial control by 2025, and now NASA’s administrator says he’s working on it. In a Washington Post interview, Administrator Jim Bridenstine says “there are people out there that … Continue reading

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NASA adds a drone to its 2020 Mars rover

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has given the thumbs-up to putting a helicopter on Mars. The Mars Helicopter, which is actually more of an autonomous drone, will be packed into the belly pan of a Red Planet rover that’s due for … Continue reading

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NASA’s newly sworn-in chief touts bipartisanship

WASHINGTON — Just hours after his resignation from the House took effect, Jim Bridenstine was sworn in today as NASA’s 13th administrator and signaled that he’d try to mend the partisan divisions that marked his nomination. Vice President Mike Pence, … Continue reading

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Senate confirms Jim Bridenstine as NASA chief

The Senate confirmed U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., as NASA’s administrator today in a nail-biting vote along party lines. In a statement, Bridenstine said he was honored to be confirmed. “I am humbled by this opportunity, and I once again … Continue reading

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Bill Nye’s State of the Union date creates a stir

Bill Nye the Science Guy is going to the State of the Union Address, but as a guest of President Donald Trump’s choice for NASA administrator. And therein lies the rub. The NASA nominee is U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., … Continue reading

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